EuroBSDcon 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for EuroBSDcon 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend EuroBSDcon 2017  through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. EuroBSDcon applications are due on August 2, 2017. Find out more and apply today!

ZFS: The Last Filesystem You Will Ever Need

Guest post contributed by Allan Jude

ZFS was designed to be the last filesystem. Unlike other file systems, that were designed to be used for the next 10 years, ZFS was designed to last. Instead of being built with limits to outlast the next decade, ZFS was designed with scalable data structures that not only avoided limits on how big your volume or disks could be, but also to avoid limiting how many filesystems, volumes, and disks you could have. 

Happy FreeBSD Day
Happy FreeBSD Day 06/19/2017

It’s FreeBSD Day!

June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day! We hope you’ll join us in honoring The FreeBSD Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology. Find out more about FreeBSD Day and how you can help us celebrate here.

In the meantime, take a minute to check out just some of the reasons people love FreeBSD.

FreeBSD Foundation 2017 Project Proposal Solicitation

The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system.

vBSDcon 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for vBSDcon 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend vBSDcon 2017 through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. vBSDcon applications are due on July 20, 2017. Find out more and apply today!

May 2017 Development Projects Update

At the beginning of May we embarked on a new path in the FreeBSD Foundation, with the hiring of co-operative education (co-op) students from the University of Waterloo. The University of Waterloo is a pioneer and leader in co-operative education, with 100% of Engineering students and a majority of Computer Science students participating in co-op programs.

Upcoming Summer 2017 FreeBSD Foundation Events

June kicks off the summer conference season for the Foundation team. We’ll be traveling around the world to spread the word about FreeBSD.  We hope to see you at some of these upcoming  events.

Promoting FreeBSD at Events

Attending conferences is not only an excellent way to gain new skills and meet new collaborators, but it’s also an ideal place to spread the word about FreeBSD. Whether it’s giving a presentation or just talking to folks during the hallway track, you can help the community grow by engaging other conference attendees in the following ways:

BSDCam 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for the 2017 FreeBSD Cambridge Developers Summit (BSDCam 2017) is now open. The Foundation can help you attend BSDCam 2017 through our travel grant program.  Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development.  BSDCam applications are due on June 13, 2017

April 2017 Development Projects Update

FreeBSD runs on many embedded boards that provide a USB target or USB On-the-Go (OTG) interface. This allows the embedded target to act as a USB device, and present one or more interfaces (USB device classes) to a USB host. That host could be running FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Android, or another operating system. USB device classes include audio input or output (e.g. headphones), mass storage (USB flash drives), human interface device (keyboards, mice), communications (Ethernet adapters), and many others.